June 11 : Ajay Devgn is all set to make his OTT debut with Disney+ Hotstar’s web series Rudra: The Edge of Darkness. The actor, who is popular for his on-screen portrayal of a cop, will be seen yet again in an intense cop role. Now, after the Maharashtra government has decided to allow shootings to begin in the state, the makers of the film will reportedly take the series on on floors on July 21 this year.
Rudra: The Edge of Darkness is the Indian adaptation of the successful BBC series Luther starring Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson. The Hindi adaptation is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India.
Earlier, in April this year, Ajay took to his social media accounts and had shared his first look from the series. In his captioned, he called the series “the crime thriller of the year” and stated that it it would be a “‘killer.”
Reportedly, shootings for the web series will take place at several real locations over two months in Mumbai. Besides, Ajay, South actress Raashii Khanna will be seen playing the lead role in the web series. Raashii will make her Hindi digital debut with Raj and DK's series with Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi.
The Edge Of Darkness will be helmed by Rajesh Mapuskar, who made his directorial debut with Ferrari Ki Sawaari in 2012, followed by the National Award winning Marathi film, Ventilator in the same year. Rudra – The Edge Of Darkness is not the first digital venture of Rajesh Mapuskar. He is also the co-director of the second season of the highly acclaimed Netflix series, Delhi Crime. Earlier, the official announcement of Rudra – The Edge Of Darkness stated that the series will be out in 2021. The makers are still aiming a 2021 release.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn will be seen in SS Rajamouli’s upcoming film RRR, also starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles. Post the theatrical release, the Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions of RRR will be available on ZEE5 and Netflix. The Portuguese, Korean, Turkish and Spanish versions will also be streamed on Netflix. Ajay Devgn also has Maidaan in his kitty. He will also be seen in his directorial MayDay along with Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh.